https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-erBnDjoW0 Posting the newest episode of the podcast early for everyone who is stuck indoors this weekend! Today’s guest is Anica Mrose Rissi the author of the Anna, Banana chapter-book series, the picture books Watch Out for Wolf! and The Teacher’s Pet, as well as a YA novel, Always Forever Maybe. Her essays have been published by The Writer and the New York Times, … Continue reading Writing From A Place of Pain & How Process Can Change For Each Project With Anica Mrose Rissi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx0tnQ66EMA Welcome back to the guest format of the podcast! I hope you enjoy my new lineup for 2019. Today's guest is Sean Petrie, a founding member of the poetry group Typewriter Rodeo and co-author of Typewriter Rodeo: Real People, Real Stories, Custom Poems (Andrews McMeel Universal 2018). He has six short children's books coming out in … Continue reading Poetry, Typewriters & How A Slower Process Can Boost Your Creativity with Sean Petrie
There's a new thing in my life, and it's carpal tunnel. I don't have any pain, which is good, but I do have numb fingers. For a writer, this is bad. I've been wearing a brace and doing exercises and taking anti-inflammatories, and Googling (WebMd told me I had a brain tumor). Everything I can … Continue reading My Carpal Tunnel & What It Means For You
Today's podcast episode features a roundup of guests and topics for the month as well as my thoughts on how to write unlikeable characters. The transcript is below, for those who prefer to read their writing advice. Also, don't miss the September 1st exclusive agent and editor podcast episodes available through Patreon. My agent guest … Continue reading How To Write Unlikeable Characters
I'm highlighting the podcast today, as the newest episode features a guest who tackles very tough issues in her YA fiction. Jessica Verdi is the author of the YA contemporary novels My Life After Now, The Summer I Wasn’t Me, What You Left Behind, as well as And She Was. Jess received her MFA in … Continue reading Jessica Verdi On Tackling Tough Topics In Her Fiction
I've been blogging since 2011, and always used Blogger as the home for Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire. Unfortunately, Blogger hasn't seen an update since 2015, and lately I've been spending a lot of time filtering out spam comments. It was time to move on, and so I've created the new Writer, Writer, Pants on … Continue reading Welcome To The New Home For Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire!
This is a very busy week for me, with three events today alone (I'm throwing together a post here in a library before I do an event in half an hour), and a launch party for GIVEN TO THE EARTH tomorrow.Today’s guest on the podcast is Jenny Martin author of the Sci Fi YA Novels … Continue reading New Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire Podcast Episode & Where I’ll Be This Week
I have been on the move so much lately that my dog jumped in my lap while I was still in the car last week when I got home. He misses his mommy :)Where have I been? What I have I been doing?My most recent trip is actually hush-hush, as I'm co-authoring a project in … Continue reading Secret Hijinks, What I’m Up To, A New Podcast Episode & A Panda Update
Today on the podcast I'm excited to bring you my first ever group chat episode featuring co-authors Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar and Michelle Schusterman who joined me to talk about the inspiration for their upcoming release, THE PROS OF CONS, as well as the co-authoring experience and lots of information about taxidermy.https://www.podbean.com/media/player/dnxd9-8d0ba8?from=yiiadminIn other news, I … Continue reading New Podcast Episode: THE PROS OF CONS Authors On Co-Authoring & Loving Con Life
A new episode of the podcast is up, featuring fellow Ohio author Tricia Springstubb, who was one of my first guests on the blog all the way back in March of 2011. In this episode, Tricia joined me to talk about the transition of changing from being a lover of stories to a writer of them, … Continue reading New Podcast Episode With Tricia Springstubb PLUS – ARC Giveaways for GIVEN TO THE EARTH and DREAD NATION!